Emergency Heart Attack Treatment

When you or a loved one experience a health emergency such as a heart attack, getting the care you need right away is vital. At the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, we have a cardiac team on call 24/7. The team is notified when a cardiac emergency has occured and respondes within minutes. This type of fast action doesn’t happen everywhere and can have you resting assured that when it comes to cardiac emergencies, you can trust us will all your heart.

If you think you may be having a heart attack, dial 9-1-1 immediately. Symptoms include:

  • Squeezing, heavy chest pain, especially with:
         -Exercise or exertion
         -Emotional stress
         -Cold weather
         -A large meal
  • Pain in the left shoulder, left arm, or jaw
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating, clammy skin
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Anxiety, especially feeling a sense of doom or panic without apparent reason

Unusual symptoms of heart attack (may occur more frequently in women):

  • Stomach pain
  • Back and shoulder pain
  • Confusion
  • Fainting